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First Settled: 1847 (by Augustus Fanno)

Year Incorporated: 1893

Population: 97,229 (2017)

Sales Tax: 0.0%

Income Tax: 9.0%

Zip Codes: 97005-08, 97075, 97078, 97003

Area Codes: (503), (971)

Elevation: 189 feet above sea level

Yearly Rain/Snow: 39in/2in per year

Clear Days per Year: 142 days

Median Home Price: $353,316 (2017)

Median Household Income: $58k (‘17)

Projected Job Growth: 8.7% (2017)

Average Communte Time: 22 min.

High School Graduation Rate: 81%



Mayor: Lacey Beaty | City Manager: Jenny Haruyama

City Council: Edward Kimmi, Ashley Hartmeier-Prigg, Nadia Hasan, Allison Tivnon, Laura Mitchell, John Dugger


Tuesdays, 6pm in the Forrest C. Soth Council Chambers in City Hall and open to the public. Make your voice heard! Call 503-526-2222 during the meeting to submit a comment Visit for more info.


Beaverton Recycling........................................503-526-2665

Beaverton School District................................503-591-8000

Chamber of Commerce...................................503-644-0123

City Hall............................................................503-526-2222

City of Beaverton (Water)................................503-526-2257

Hazardous Waste Disposal (Metro)................503-797-1700

Oregon DMV....................................................503-299-9999

Oregon Ecycle..................................................888-532-9253

NW Natural (Gas).............................................503-226-4211

PGE (Electricity)...............................................800-743-5000

Police (Non-Emergency).................................503-526-2260

Waste Management (Trash)............................800-808-5901


State of the City is coming up on Monday, March 13, at 6 p.m. at the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts! Free tickets will soon be available on a cannot wait for the community

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for the council and city manager; Support new councilor onboarding; and

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10200 SW Allen Blvd, Suite D Beaverton, OR 97005 503-641-3320


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KPTV Staff

Larry Ferguson

Dirkse CC Staff TVF&R Staff Spencer Rubin Police Staff


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the Reser! We’ll share what we’ve been up to and where we’re headed.

what your City Council is up to in February. After meeting for our third Governance Training Session on January 30, we will hold our annual Council

Jim Stulting Dr. Dan Miller

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Hello Beaverton! Welcome to another issue of The Beaverton Resource Guide. As a full-color, monthly newspaper that’s dedicated to the positive aspects of our community, you can be sure to find interesting and uplifting stories about what makes our city one of the best in the country (ranked #3 nationally for “Best Places to Raise a Family” by, 2018).

The goal of The BRG is simple and can be easily read at the top of each month’s cover: “Connecting Community”. To me, this means connecting people who live, work or shop in and around Beaverton with the abundant local resources available here. So, whether you’re a shop or a shopper, we’ll do our best to introduce you to each other.

Are you looking for something to do out of the house? We’ve got you covered there too with a variety of options in our Out & About section. Find the county’s event calendar, the Beaverton Farmers Market Vendor Guide, regional theatre line ups, a full list of library programs and more.

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Arts & Culture

Theatre in the Grove

(503) 359-5349

Lana L. Nelson Oil Painting

See my work & lana-lnelson/ (in Facebook too!) Call me at 503 830-7894

European Classical Music Appreciation. Sit back and enjoy!

KPTV Fox Channel 12

PGE Green Power Program


Recycling & Waste Programs


KUIK AM 1360

Learn About our City’s Past through historic photos, artifacts, exhibits and more!


Community Resources

(See useful ph# list on page 2)

Aloha Community Library


Beaverton City Library

(503) 644-2197

Beaverton Composting


Beaverton Civic Theatre


Beaverton Police Dept.


Beaverton School District


Cedar Hills Crossing


Cedar Mill Library


Chamber of Commerce


City Hall


Oregon Long Term Care Ombudsman Program


The Round


Solar Oregon




Village at Scholls Ferry




Wash. County Visitors Center


Visitors Center for Beaverton and Washington County


Wash. County Republicans Working for Oregon!, 503-927-7374

Wash. County Sheriff’s Office


Washington Square Mall


Education & Learning

Beaverton Coloring Books

Color in the fun images as your kids learn about the city. The perfect gift or souvenir!

Cascade Montessori Preschool is expanding on the corner of 170th and TV Hwy! Serving kids ages 6 mo - 6 yrs! Visit us at

Beaverton Education Foundation


*Free Placement Testing* See student success stories in Kid’s corner on back cover!


The Book Corner


Acting & Speech Coaching All levels and all ages welcome! Call Terry at 503-707-4554

Learn to prosper with life! Let your self esteem blossom. Aweigh Impasse holding classes at 12750 SW 2nd Street, Ste 102 Call (916) 396-9633

Beaverton School District


Support Your Library by donating to the Beaverton Library Foundation online @

Jazz Combo Classes Call Tina at 917-202-9816 today!

Increasing Access to the Arts... through our Scholarship Program and the Campaign to build the Patricia Reser Center for the Arts

HART Theatre


Broadway Rose Theatre

Join us for a season of LIVE musical theatre!


Community Gardens (City)


Democratic Party Values in Action!


Energy Trust of Oregon


Community Gardens (THPRD)


FOX 12 Oregon


Garden Home Community Library


Agia Sophia Academy

Orthodox Elementary & Montessori Primary Programs

14485 SW Walker Road 503-641-4600 |

Customized Learning in a choice-based environment. Small classes, all subjects, K-12.


Beaverton City Library

(503) 644-2197

Preschool- Grade 5 Education centered in the heart.

4855 SW Watson Ave. Beaverton 503-671-9112

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Local Directory | Shop at these Beaverton businesses 217 26 97008 97223 Tigard 97223 Garden Home TV Hwy Canyon Rd FarmingtonRd Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy Scholls Ferry Rd Murray Blvd 97229 Bethany / Cedar Mill 97007 97005 97006 97003 97078 217 26 Beaverton Zip Codes 97225 Garden Home

Shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist

Senior Living Communities

& Services

Health Beauty & Wellness

Get Back to Feeling Good! Visit us at


Men, Women & Kids!

Up-do, Bridal, Special Occasion, Lash Extentions, Face Waxing, Colour, highlights, smoothing


Primary Care for the whole family Nutrition, IV Therapy, Naturopathy, Acupuncture, Dr. Jennifer Means & Dr. Elizabeth Elliott welcome you!


Retirement Residence

Take a look at what retirement living should be!


Building Family for Life Independent Living | Assisted Living | Memory Care


Compassionate In Home Care

Trained professionals meeting senior care needs in the safety and comfort of home!


Senior Living In Beaverton Offering Independent & Assisted Living Services At Canfield Place, we are family.


Compassionate In Home Care

Trained professionals meeting senior care needs in the safety and comfort of home!


Medical Alarm, Inc.

Local LifeLine Provider

Personal health & safety solutions including GPS & medication dispensing. 503-644-4736

Beaverton Hills

Independent & Assisted Living Memory Care & Skilled Nursing

(503) 520-1350

Catwalk Premiere

*Atelier * Showroom, * Beauty * Event Space * Call Kelly Christiansen at 503-464-6711

Birth & Postpartum Doulas


Cedar Mill Optometrist Call Dr. Goldman at 503-646-6166

Holistic Health Clinic


Your Healing Sanctuary


Leave the Stress Behind!


Your Partner in Homecare Personal Care, Household Tasks and Transportation


For a complete listing of local senior communties

Turn to page 23

Comprehensive dental care for your entire family. Visit us at:


Family Practice

Hindi & Punjabi speaking provider available.

**Mon-Sat Extended Hours**


**Brain Training**

Enhance your life & performance

Improves memory, focus & sleep


(503) 420-7580

Been in an accident?


AWEIGH IMPASSE offering comprehensive consultations in Biofield & Chakra Modalities at 12750 SW 2nd Street, Ste 102. Call for Appointment: (916) 396-9633

Tetyana Zinchenko, Practitioner

Dental care you can smile about!


Beaverton Pharmacy Medicare accredited


Bridgeton Chiropractic Call Today 971-255-1708

Housing & Home Maintenance

Senior Living Community


Guaranteed Pest Control

Protecting your health and property since 1949!


Cornell Landing of Cedar Mill


Morningstar of Beaverton Building Family for Life Independent Living | Assisted Living | Memory Care


Donna Meeuwsen | REALTOR® Topography Real Estate Group


Raleigh Hills Assisted Living


Canfield Place Offering Independent Living And Assisted Living Services At Canfield Place, we are family. 503-626-5100

Your Shower Door & Mirror

*EXPERTS* Free estimates on all projects. Come talk to us!


Painting & General Contracting

*Finishing Fine Interiors*

**Weather Tight Exteriors** (CCB#205045)


Serving Beaverton & Tigard Grab your “Honey Do” list and gimme a call. No job too small!


New Continuous Gutters! Gutter & roof cleaning, gutter repair, pressure washing, moss removal.


Welcome Home to King City Senior Village.

Enjoy Life with Friends


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Potential Chiropractic * Get Adjusted! * ** Get Stretched! ** *** Get Massaged! *** by the “Best of Beaverton.” Scan to request an appointment.
“Age is a matter of mind...
And if you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter!”
~ Mark Twain

Beaverton Hills

Independent Living, Assisted Living, , Memory Care & Skilled Nursing, (503) 520-1350

Beaverton Lodge

Take a look at what retirement living should be!


A+ Carpentry

Residential Remodeling & Handyman Repairs | (503) 754-2857


Hills Construction Contracting

Residential, Remodel & Service

“We take care of all construction needs including kitchens & baths!” Low prices on water heater replacements 971-246-3682 (CCB#102201)


Animals & Pet Care

Dove Lewis 24hr Pet Hospital

#1 choice for animal emergencies

Daycare & Pet Hotel Suites

Visit or call us at 503.430.5821

toys, boarding & advice. Great prices! 503-644-9515

Washington County Dog License **Cats and other pets exempt** AnimalServices

Warm Church with an Open Heart or call 503-646-7107

Valley Community Pres Church

(503) 292-3537

One-on-One Counseling Groups, Family Camps, Addiction, Abuse and Recovery groups, and MORE! 503-644-2339

Portland Balaji Temple (503) 621-7716

Murray Hills Christian Church

Adopt a Lovable Put 503.704.3587

Great Cats for Great Homes 503-320-6079

Religious Churches & Spiritual

Disciples of Christ: Continuing the work that Jesus began. Located up the hill on SW Wier Rd. | 503-524-5230

Bilal Mosque Association

(503) 591-7233

New Hope Missionary Baptist


Good Samaritan Ministries or call 503-644-2339.


Food & Drink

Welcome To Our Pizza Family!

**Voted #1 Pizzeria in Beaverton** Delivery, Take Out or Hang Out Family Owned & Operated | 503-747-4831

Join us Sundays at 10am

Come On...Let’s Play!!

Daycare & Overnights

4070 SW Cedar Hills Blvd


Hart Road Animal Hospital


End Petlessness

Oregon Humane Society


Healthy Affordable Pet Supplies

Nature’s Pet 503-579-2403

Pet Lost & Found

All found pets are registered with the county. For more info:

12555 SW 22nd St, Beaverton Our Sunday service times are 10:30am (in English) & 2pm (en español)

Valley Community Presbyterian Contact us at or call 503.292.3537.

Bethel Congregational UCC Sunday mornings at 10am.

Beaverton Church of the Nazarene

(503) 643-6616

Southminster Presbyterian Church. 12250 SW Denney Road Progressive Spirit, Beloved Community, 503-644-2073

A positive plan for spiritual living. Everyone welcome, families & youth


Holy Angels Anglo-Catholic Church. Services w/Father Vince Varnas every Sunday 10:30am at our home church: 8950 SW 190th Ave., Aloha/Beaverton


St. John Greek Orthodox Church

14485 SW Walker Rd, Beaverton Sunday service at 10am. Visitors welcome! | 503-644-7444

Hoshana Rabbah Messianic

(503) 570-3376

Sunday Service 9:15am

Come connect, grow & serve with us!

The place for all your bird needs. Exotic birds, healthy foods,

(503) 646-4455

Azteca 503-643-8269


Try our Super Teriyaki Bowl! Also Spicy Stir Fry, Yakisoba, Orange Chicken, Asian Chicken Salad, Bibimbap and more! 503-626-0552

Enjoy Authentic Mexican Food!

Open Sun - Thurs: 11am - 10pm Fri-Sat 11am - 11pm 503-601-7000

Italian inspired with a menu that changes weekly featuring fresh seasonal ingredients from the Northwest. 503-641-3223

Abhiruchi Indian Cuisine Come enjoy a taste of India Lunch, Dinner, Take Out 503-671-0432

A Little Taste of El Salvador

Tu-Sa: 11-3pm, Saturday Breakfast 9-11am and Sun. 11:30-2:30pm. Homemade salsa and soups to go! 503-268-2124

Broadway Saloon (503) 641-7474

Authentic Caribbean Cuisine Boriken Restaurant

Flavors of Puerto Rico!


St. Barnabas Espicopal Church Sunday Services: 8 & 10am 2201 SW Vermont, Portland


Are you Hungry?

Welcome to Grill68, where all the dishes are prepared with care & with style! Try our flank steak with baked potatoes. 503-352-4472

Breakfast-Lunch-Diner 30 varieties of pancakes & waffles! *Beaverton’s Favorite Restaurant* 503-646-2688

Mexican Cuisine

Daily happy hour from 11-5pm. 16305 SW Barrows Rd, Beaverton


Get your business listing for as low as $20/month!

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Happiness is not in money, but in shopping

Black Bear Diner Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Take out & Delivery Available Visit 503-646-4507

Authentic Japanese Cuisine Beaverton’s Best Sushi! Udon, Tempura, soba, Ramen, Curry, and more! Visit us at 9230 SW B/H Hwy 503-296-0045

Medical Alarm, Inc.

Local LifeLine Provider

Find GOLD in Oregon! Prospecting products for beginners and experts. Call us at 971-708-8699

Personal health & safety solutions including GPS & medication dispensing. 503-644-4736

Services & Entertainment

Beaverton ReStore Shop, donate, or volunteer to support local Habitat homebuilding programs.

Disability Employment Specialists

Consultation & Training in Diversity, Inclusion & Conflict Resolution (


Brisbin Computer Consulting

From corporate networks to home helpdesk and affordable web design, let me know how i can be of service. 971-217-0988

Cecilia K. Nguyen, Esq.

Immigration & Citizenship, Business Law, Adoption & Legal Guardianship, 503-644-2146

Beaverton Farmers Market

Karen Bolin, Financial Advisor

Keep a level head in an up-and-down market.



Retail &

We Buy Gold & Silver! Engagement, Jewelry, Antique, Timepieces, Gifts, Service/Repair.

503 644-1333

Hot Tubs, Stoves, Fireplaces Pools, Free Water Analysis Service & Installation


Book Corner


at 85C Bakery

Sometimes when searching for really pay off. Lexi Dahlquist

er at Dirkse Counseling to help her determine what line of work she wanted to pursue.

contacted a few businesses that she could commute to easily.

(in Washington Square) could be

All Major Camera Brands 503-639-5088

Jan’s - Voted #1 Bookstore in Beaverton! 503-649-3444

Raise Your Business Visibility Signs, Banners, Decals, A-Frames & Vehicle Graphics


Village on Scholls Ferry Restaurant & Office Space Avail. 503-747-7238

Timeless Styles - Modern Twist Buzz | Cut | Beard | Trim | Kids Corner of Walker & Murray


Sun Connections Travel & Cruises, LLC

**Layaway Plans Available**.


25 cent Color Copies! High Quality | Low Cost Any project large or small.


Home Matters Caregiving


Insurance Partners NW

Home, Auto, Business, & Health

Friendly local independent agents!


Where the Pool is the Classrom!


**See pages 29-31** or visit us online for more info

Oregon Metropolitan Elite Gymnastics Academy Camps • Classes • Birthdays

We set children up for success and train champions for life! 503-466-4872

Spanning 50 sq. Miles and providing high-quality park and recreation facilities, programs, services, and natural areas.

Ferguson Auto Brokers

“The Car Guy”

Cartridge Network

6800 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy Portland, OR 97225


it, taking a risk when trying something new can be very rewarding and has been her favorite aspect of her employ

“Lexi has become such an integral part of our team and we are so happy to have her working here.She picked up our fresh bread position quickly and has now stepped into the role of training new

Do you need Auto Help? That’s what I do! I Buy, Sell, & Consign Automobiles. 35+ years experience in the auto industry. Call me: 503-930-1493

work alongside with and we her with us.”

After a great interview, Lexi was given a job offer!

Right away the friendly atmosphere combined with

workers and managers who have been so fun to work with, learning new skills such as making complex tea and coffee drinks, and the pride and independence that comes with successful employment. Of course, working in a bak ery and getting to try all the Manager Morgan says

awesome getting to see her growth working at the bakery and desire to learn. She has taken the initiative to learn the barista position and does a

along with keeping our drink standards. Lexi always goes aboveand beyond to help our

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shopping doesn’t make you happy, you’re in the wrong shop!
first job
#BeavertonAtWork For
taking a risk really paid off My
Lexi Da hlqu ist Dahlquist

February facilitates fondness for flowers, food & fun

Partners in Surprise

For most places that sell reported as the month with the highest sales for cut big draw, but so is the need for color and fresh scents as we eagerly await spring.

seems more special when they are a complete sur it’s Wednesday and sunny? Ye s ! Yes! Give a bouquet to a were thinking about how lucky you are to have them in your life? O h , y e a h ! Oh, yeah!

And it doesn’t have to of variable reinforcement schedules applies in so


positive surprises are always magical.

Do you have a word of the year?

If not, give it a try and SHINE!


have never been big on New Year’s Resolutions. Just never resonated with me. for it later.

learner and adapter...and

elementary school principal who did this every year:

liked this idea.

So, my 2022 Word of The Year was: SHINE!

How could we as busi nesses shine? How could we shine in how we treated our customers? How could my coaches (we work with kids) shine in how they coached

and treated kids in their as a leader and manager?

throughout the year, and applied my focus and energy we would...well...shine!

And it worked!

er and leader, my coaches received more productive attention and ideas from me.

My guess is that nearly all of your local retailers working with you in cre ating this magic. They can be your special partners in delighting others.

The chef at your favorite ing a special dish or dessert for you and your guests. The staff at a local retailer can help you design and put together a special package of gifts or treats. Most artists cherish the opportunity to design and create a custom piece of work for a special occasion or person.

This personalized attention is one of the many reasons for shopping local. Take the time to get to know the people, their story, their successes,

and their challenges. As you get to know them, they get to know you. And then, when you are looking for some thing special for yourself or someone else, they will be a fountain of ideas!

While a special order on the day or two before stretch, with a bit more plan ning you can do something unique and memorable.

For 2023, I decided my word of the year would be: KINDNESS.

world can use more of this... so that is what we are go ing to focus on. Well, we always have focused on

is the word we’re going to

You would be the cham pion of your Word of The champion of your team, company or organization. Word of the year can be anything important to you. icate, compromise, encour age, commit, tenacity...and oh, so much more!

longer. Plus, their productiv ity and performance would constantly improve.

es, the kids enrolled in our more, and that is our mission. we served had coaches who programs more, they would tell their parents. AND: Their parents would continue to enroll them!

Of course, there were/are many other areas we focused

Here’s the deal with Word present it to your people in January, and then never talk about it again. You need to present it to your people, talk about why it is your word of the year, giving them tools and ideas to work with. They need to understand why you chose it, and buy in.

With Word of the Year, you need to constantly talk about it, present ideas or areas you should not be a static word or concept. Your W.O.Y. should be an ever moving, evolving entity...but you have to keep everyone’s eyes on it through out the year.

•Make it easy for people to do and keep doing business with you!

•Look up…and surprise someone!

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“Don’t give up, don’t EVER give up” ~Coach
Spencer Rubin is a sales/marketing expert and a passionate advocate for the success of small, local business owners. To sign up for Spencer’s weekly Catalyst Newsletter, contact 971-732-4745.
Jim Valvano
of Small Business Support & Development. For more information about how your business can be involved or sponsorship opportunities, email us at or call, 503-644-0123.
if yo u a r e going to r ise, if you are going to rise, yo u m ight as well s hine you might well shine
to me, to me, flowers a r e h a p p iness are happiness

Zoo reaches 2 million TikTok fans

With important conservation message

Comefor the watermelon, stay for the knowledge. With a combination of fun depth conservation stories, the Oregon Zoo hit a social media milestone recently, surpassing

“This is an exciting mile stone because it means our conservation and animal care stories are resonating with a really wide audience,” said zoo’s TikTok account. “We might go viral with a video of fruit or Takoda the black bear splashing in his tub, but when people follow us, they’re learn ing how to help those animals in the wild too.”

The most popular videos tend to be spontaneous animal activity — the rhino and black bear videos mentioned above have around 60 million views each — but stories of conserva tion and science are popular on the platform as well, Wallace says. A recent interview with Pamela Slaughter from the POCO Guardians program has more than 300,000 views, and a video about the zoo’s polar


help scientists understand the caloric requirements of wild bears, has more than 600,000.

follow the zoo’s TikTok ac count, they also encounter the work of the zoo’s conservation partners.

“We’re extremely grateful for our continued partnership with the Oregon Zoo,” said

an organization working to restore sea otters to the Oregon Coast. “They’ve helped our large ocean conservation mes sage worldwide!”

TikTok isn’t the only

platform where these stories resonate with a large audience. followers on Facebook plus YouTube and Twitter.

“We love connecting with people on social media and sharing the amazing work our care staff and partners do for the animals,” Wallace said. “Stay tuned for more stories and crunchy snacks!”

If you’ve ever wanted to make your home more efficient, have we got a story for you. A few years ago a single mom who works at PGE decided to make her 1960’s home more energy efficient. But Sarah didn’t know where to start, or how she would afford it on a budget. What she learned could help you, too:

1.Start with easy DIY projects, like installing LED lighting, low-flow showerheads and off-theshelf honeycomb blinds (which insulate even old windows).

2.Learn what uses energy in your home so you can prioritize what will give you the most bang for your buck. An in-depth home-energy audit costs money up front, but will save you more in the long run.

Visit the Oregon Zoo’s TikTok page:

3.Insulate your attic, floor and walls, and seal air leaks around windows, doors, floorboards and outlets.

4.Save up to 40% on your heating costs, and add summer air conditioning, by switching to a heat pump.

5.Update appliances to Energy Star efficiency. In Sarah’s case, appliances made up 21% of her electricity costs. (The old fridge was the biggest drain.)

6.Updating your windows can increase your energy savings even more, and it also adds curb appeal.

Read the full story and see before and after pictures: portlandgeneral. com/energymakeover

Spending more time at home? Why not share it with a new friend! From Cat’s Cradle


Ricky & Ru Ru (3 years)

alentine’s Day is com ing, which means twice the love! We’re a pair of very loving, bonded brothers who were rescued from the streets.

boy who loves playing fetch. super soft and loves lap time. We play together, sleep togeth er, and are basically insepa rable. We’re waiting to meet you at Cat’s Cradle Rescue

Tinu & Neeves (10 mos)

We’re a pair of bonded brothers. We can be a bit shy at

to you. Our favorite pastimes include sleeping, playing, and cuddling together, along with sitting in the window, watch ing the birds. We are currently older dogs whom we get along

for twice the fun and double the love, contact Cat’s Cradle

Sigfred & Edmund (8 mos)

We were dumped outside and left to fend for ourselves

until a kind person took us in. Since then, we’ve learned to trust humans, but will need a slow approach with kindness

a love bug, foodie and a big

and playful. We’ve come a long way in foster care, and are

We’re at Cat’s Cradle Rescue

Cat’s Cradle Rescue is an all-volunteer, foster-home based No Kill rescue serving Oregon cats who need new homes. We invite you to become a foster parent and experience the great satisfaction of helping a cat or kitten in need. Find your new kitty friend by contacting us at 503-320-6079 or

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In every walk with nature, one recieves far more than he seeks

Little Groot is very scared

Can you help him become brave?

Do your friends say you are a dog whisperer??? Are you good with working

ect for you!

This little 1 year old boy is Groot. He is a small, 10+ pound mix that came to us home, he has been working on his socialization skills as he has shown to be extremely skittish in almost all situa tions. Groot is making great progress. He now sleeps in the big human bed at night. He will settle in quickly when the mornings, Groot will play “blanket monster” or his favorite “Licky Licky Alarm Clock” usually between 4:00

He is always extremely happy to see you when you get home and will show that excitement. However, he still shows his timid side when it


comes to interacting with him or picking him up. Groot has a favorite bed in his foster

run to if he is ok with you picking him up. He appears to be ok with being held or sit ting with you. He also likes to play with toys, mostly hoard ing them. He will chase a small ball around for a while and then hide that too.

Groot often tries to play with the foster home’s older blind dog who is not a good role model for him. With that said, Groot would do very well with a younger dog with energy and the ability to further teach him how to be a fantastic pet in a loving home. He absolutely requires a secure back yard as he would

be nearly impossible to catch if he were to get out. He also needs to have someone home with him most of the time to keep him social with people.

think it will set him back. He is not a destructive boy when left out of the crate.

Groot is mostly potty trained. When you say to him, “Let’s potty outside,” he goes running to the door to go to come back in, you have to turn your back to him, or he won’t come in. We are still working on that.

loving and charming little who has the patience to keep working with him to get him to fully trust his environment.

#BONNIEHAYS Reporting animal neglect

If you are worried, call us!

TShelter and Washington County Animal Services are here to help if you are worried about how an animal is being contacted us before, you may wonder what to expect.

are concerned about how pets or livestock are being treat ed, we will start by asking for some basic information, including:

•Your full name, address and phone number so an can reach out if necessary.

This plant has been used for medicine and soap

Common Snowberry


•Binomial Name:

Symphoricarpos albus

•SoilType: Prefers Moist

•Sunlight: Ideal in Shade

•PlantType: Flowering


•Form: Erect Main Stem with Side Shoots

•Foliage: Deciduous

•Fruit/Flower: Yes, Both

The white “berries” of the Common Snowberry makes this shrub a popular or namental with people. Though they’re small (around a centi

called drupes, are an important food source for local wildlife, great for attracting bighorn

sheep, bears, cattle, birds, Common Snowberry’s drupes aren’t the only useful part of this shrub; Native Americans used the plant for medicine, soap, and even used the wood for arrow shafts.

Common Snowberries can grow as separate shrubs, reaching a maximum height of and form a dense thicket. The arranged on symmetrically opposite sides of the stem from appear in a tight cluster of up

pink in color.

Contributing to the popu larity of the Common Snow berry as a local native is its use for erosion control in wetland/riparian zones. The shrub prefers wet soil and can better than others. The Com mon Snowberry is planted in on distressed sites, such as abandoned mines.

• for the situation. This might include asking how many and what kind of animals are involved, the exact address where the animals are located, and what you witnessed that concerns you.

We screen calls for possi ble violations to county codes or laws. For example, lack of shelter or access to food and water would qualify as not providing minimum care but wishing an owner would walk

your concern could be a viola tion, we open a case.

When we open a case regarding alleged neglect or sions regarding priority level and initial response. They may information or a witness state will go to the location provided

and try to talk with the owner and see the animals before deciding on the next step. Depending on what the go in several directions. The

they determine minimum care standards are being met, allow the owner a certain amount of time to resolve a problem, issue a citation for a violation, or contact other people who may have information related

serious and there is enough evidence to support it, animals are sometimes seized and cared for at the shelter, pend ing the outcome of a complete investigation.

of Washington County!

information, please visit

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It’s not too late to re/start your goals

Every day is a new day Wow!

activity that you like, you are much more likely to keep at it is really the key, in my opinion.


You made it through January! Ok, now is when it can get tough… For those of you on track with your goals – congratulations! For those of you that are struggling to stay in the game, or possibly have given up – hang in there.

Studies have shown that most people give up on their New Year’s resolutions by the second Friday of January. The day has been dubbed “Quit ters Day.” As was mentioned last month, you don’t have to wait until January 1st to make

is a new day. Yes, a bit cliché, but true, nonetheless. Wheth er or not you fell ‘victim’ to

this unfortunately named day, you cannot exercise your way can completely sabotage your


Managing Hypermobility

workout efforts by ‘cheating’ on your nutrition. You need to have both a good nutrition plan AND a good workout strategy. So, what does a good work out strategy consist of? Glad you asked! Doing something

you should consult with your health care provider before beginning a strenuous exercise program.

Now that the disclaimer has been issued, the intensity is the key! For most people beginning an exercise program, the goal is to lose weight. The exercise goal then is to burn fat. The best way to burn fat is 100% of max – for a few sec onds. Yes, you read that right –a few seconds. Done properly, this can get and keep your body in a fat burning mode for up to 36 hours.

This means that you can lose weight while you sleep,

but you have to do the work by exercising. No magic pills or creams, you have to personally will be obvious.

There is obviously much more that can be said about this, but space here is limit information on some simple steps you can take to improve

(https://www.beavertonfamily and Dr. Dan Miller has been serving the Beaverton area since 1992. He has long held the belief that good health begins before birth. For more information, visit his website at:


When to stretch less Stretching past your limits erode your stability. About one in 30 people have a con dition called Hypermobility Syndrome, making extreme yoga positions, or showing seem like a piece of cake.

Those with diagnosable Hypermobility Syndrome have a connective tissue by a hereditary combina tion of collagen structures, bone shapes, muscle tone, or a function of the nervous

system’s process for re laying information about the body’s movement to the brain. Functionally, the

together and keep them from moving too much or too far out of range are loose or

longer have the protective tension necessary to signal

Hypermobility Syndrome. Treatment mainly focus es on improving muscle strength to provide stabil ity and protection against

Ditch static stretching and prioritize soft tissue work and stability drills.

tissues are looser than they should be, muscle strength is more important. Your muscles can do what your connective tissue cannot: build and improve stability.

will give you more control over your body move ment and help to safeguard against sprains and painful dislocations.

Working with a physical therapist, functional move ment specialist, or chiro practor can help you with the postural therapy and

ing necessary to counteract hypermobility.

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Crisis of Communications

Now is the time to come together

Nomatter who you are or where you live, the entire world has been affected by the events of the last few years. A collective trauma that we all endured in some way. While the road to what we call normal is well on its way, we need to also acknowledge the mental toll it has taken.

As a culture we have ac knowledged mental health as something important to take care of, and that we have to normalize talking about mental health and support. However, like a lot of other industries, therapy and treatment is now in short supply. And the need is higher than ever.

While there is no replace ment for true professional help, there is something that each of us can do to help. Actively


listen with empathy to others. Ask how others are doing

And that can be harder than no preconceived notions. Just listening.

During a traumatic event or life and death situation, our mind sees concepts in more black and white, write or wrong, as a mode of survival. We close off emotionally. The entire world went through some serious trauma, and it’s obvious we haven’t healed.

Get to know your plastics and how to avoid the worse ones

Good, The Bad and The Ugly

ical conference in Hawaii on plastics, so they are on my mind. The truth of the matter is, that the global issue of plastic pollution is vast and far reaching: from the depths of the ocean to the highest peaks to the arc living in the Plastocene Age. How’s that for a legacy?

to the point that it is hard search on plastics and human and environmental health, useful, is a better understand ing of the types of plastic and learned by looking at recy cling numbers.

First, it’s important to

understand that plastic recycling doesn’t really help very little of the plastic we recycle goes back into mak ing more plastic containers

bags or composite woods. This means that new plas tic needs to be produced to make more bottles or con tainers or electronics. And the rate of plastic production is to the point that the weight of plastic produced in a year

is more than the combined weight of every human on earth. Daunting, no?

plastics are worse than others. So, let’s learn about them.

#1 PET plastics: #1 PET

These are water bottles,

bottles are made every year,

One of our biggest strengths is our ability to come together in crisis. We are still in a state of mental crisis, let’s take that extra effort again to come together and listen.

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terephlathate) is made from

gas from fracking. And it contains chemicals and more microplastics than tap water that we end up consuming. The leaching of the chemi cals into the bottles is worse with time, heat and pH. So, salad dressing is particularly

#2, #4, #5 plastics are not #2, #4, #5 are not bad in terms of leaching bad in terms of chemicals. They do pollute and cause environmental

are bottle caps.

#3 is PVC, polyvinyl #3 is PVC, chloride. Pipes, raincoats, shower curtains are made

Poison plastic because it may contain phthalates which act on our hormones and lead, cadmium and other heavy metals, which are toxic.

#6 is polystyrene: #6 is to go cups and containers, packing peanuts, coolers,

Styrofoam. Styrene is toxic to the nervous system and you end up using it, don’t

leaches chemicals into your food or beverage readily. #7 is other other. A lot of it

act on hormone receptors and are considered triggers for obesity.

So, in conclusion: in conclusion: avoid plastic when you can. Try shampoo bars, byo coffee mug or water bottle, get a using a plastic container –say but this is a good start.

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Not a ll Pl ast ics all Plastics a r e the s a me are same
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Self-care tips for Valentine’s Day and beyond

Treat yourself to some TLC

Acompanies like Hall mark and See’s Candy churn out pretty cards and packag

Day, we here at Good Sa maritan Ministries know that sometimes, when our own tanks are empty, it can be hard to appreciate and show love to others.

So, whether you are single, in a relationship, or simply want to treat your self to some TLC (so that you can effectively pour that same energy out to oth ers), we have you covered with 4 ways you can pam per, appreciate, and bestow

tine’s Day... and beyond!

A Gift for One – A for – Put together a care package for yourself (items may include your favorite snack or beverage, a book, candles, package somewhere handy and “treat” yourself with


Travel Series – Athens, Greece

A true hidden gem

Greece is SO amazing, and it seems to be on everyone’s bucket list.

On my recent trip to Ath ens, Greece, we landed at 1:30pm, found our luggage and went looking for our ‘Meet & Greet’ driver whom we were so glad to see after

After a heartfelt welcome, our driver promptly walked us out to his van to begin our sight seeing of Greece. We arrived at the Herodian Hotel within the hour.

these items on days when you need a pick me up.

Write a Love Letter to a to Yourself –– Write down all the things you appreciate about yourself: your cute smile or creativity maybe?

Whatever it is, write it down and keep this letter somewhere handy for

days when you’re needing awesome you really are. Make (or order) Your Make Your Favorite Meal ––your favorite meal is a great way to comfort, nourish and treat yourself at the same time. So, throw on some tunes, gather your your favorite food delivery app), and get ready to indulge in some delicious

Boost Your Mood with with Flowers –– Give yourself a boost by selecting your favorite blooms and making a festive arrangement for your eyes to feast on each day.

Last but not least

And lastly, don’t think that you have to wait for a

special occasion to treat and show appreciation for your is a great day to spread and receive love!

About Good Samaritan Ministries (GSM)

seling, therapy groups, ucation, and special events both locally and throughout of our services are covered by loving donations and volunteerism, and no one is ever turned away based on an inability to contribute.

learn more or get involved.

The Herodian Hotel is in opened our window drapes to of the Acropolis and Parthe recommend spending a little ine waking up and looking out the window and reminding yourself; you are in Greece!

The hotel is located in the heart of the city, a heartbeat away from Athens’ iconic landmarks, the Acropolis and Parthenon, and the Acropolis Museum. This hotel offers the ideal ‘home base’ for explor Athens, especially on foot!

The ‘Plaka’ neighborhood is considered the most beauti ful and historic area in Athens.

Acropolis and its ancient temples, hillside Plaka has a village feel, with narrow cob blestone streets lined with tiny and local ceramics. Sidewalk stay open until late. Our afternoon private Acropolis tour was lead with a guide that was passionate and knowledgeable and really knew his history of the area.

top of the Parthenon, but with stops and resting between

made it to the very top. We stayed and watched the sun set behind the Acropolis.

nor capture the breathtaking views.

There is not enough room in this column to write all of the wonderful experiences we had in Athens, like the food tour we did, a private intimate

the Acropolis, and of course, all the shopping too!

a trip to Greece and see this wonderful country for yourself!

subject or to book your next trip, email, visit, or call 503-655-4850. Travel Layaway plans

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When can you choose retirement?

Planning early is important

f you’re like most people, your work has been a central part of your life. So, wouldn’t to decide when you no longer want to work?

Many people of retirement age have achieved this type of

they work primarily because they want to, not because they pelled to work. This doesn’t necessarily mean they dislike the work they do — but it’s probably fair to say they would have liked the option of not working. How can you give yourself this choice?

You can start by asking yourself these questions:

When do I want to retire? When do want to You’ll want to identify the age at which you wish to retire. You may change your mind later and move this date up or

back, but it’s a good idea to have a target in mind.

What sort of retirement What sort retirement lifestyle do I want? do I want? When you retire, do you anticipate staying close to home and pursuing your hobbies, or do you hope to travel the world?

Would you like to spend your time volunteering? Open your own business or do some consulting? Clearly, some of these choices will require more resources than others, so you’ll strategy that aligns with the retirement lifestyle you intend to pursue.

Am I saving and investing Am I and enough? As you chart your course toward your retirement

the sources of income you’ll

Our long history with roses

Cultivate the blooms in our lives


Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet said, “A rose by any other name would smell as roses in landscaping or gifts at holidays or special occa sions, they have a number of other uses. There are rose perfumes while rose water is used for cooking, cosmetics, medicine, and religious prac tices. Rose hips have vitamin fragrance with passersby. While February is too early in the year for local blossoms, it is the month

with the largest sale of roses in the year. Those roses are shipped from South America, are purchased overwhelming ly by men, and the favorite color is red.

Nearby Portland is also known as the “City of Roses”

Garden in Washington Park.

that we may see changes to Social Security, based on actions Congress could take.

to be fairly conservative in estimating how much Social Security can contribute to your retirement income.

questions, you can get a clear er sense of when you might reach the point at which work need to consider other factors,

you may be falling short of achieving your retirement goals, you may need to consider saving more.

When should I start start taking Social Security? Social You can begin collecting

payments will be much bigger if you wait until your “full” retirement age, which will

Your decision about when to take Social Security will depend on several factors, including your other sources of income and your family history of longevity. Of course, as you’re probably aware, the Social Security

too, such as how much you spouse or partner is planning sooner you start planning for this next phase of your life, the better position you’ll be in when it’s time to make the transition.

How much will you need to retire? Let’s talk.

Karen Bolin

Financial Adviser

3835 SW 185th Ave, Suite 300 Aloha, OR 97078 (503) 356-1190

that pass the test will then

arrangements communicated messages to their recipients,

pairing with another shared one’s intentions with oth

growers provided a safe hav

over 10,000 rose bushes with varieties from across the globe are sent to be assessed for two years on disease resistance, bloom formation, color, and fragrance. Those

passionate love. White roses signify purity, yellow roses friendship, and pink roses gratitude. Orange roses show fulness, and peach roses simplicity.

•As we consider the year

characteristics will we nurture?

•What fragrant messages

will we communicate to others in our community?

•What beautiful intentions will we share?

As the growing season approaches let us cultivate a fragrant and beautiful bou quet of multicolored blooms!

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The fr agr a nce a lways stays in the The fragrance always the h a n d th at gi ves the rose hand that gives

A good story Should change the way you see the world


Valentines with friends

It’s the intention that matters

recently went on a spon taneous trip to Target with a friend of mine. We really didn’t need anything, but wandering the aisles, ex ploring candle smells or the newest addition of pillows and throws for the home fur nishing section, has become a sort of regular bonding experience.

silly to some but talking about nothing and pointing out bits and bobs to friends is one of the easiest ways to get to know someone.

•What do they point out?

•What makes them smile, laugh, or reach for their wallet?


•What makes them make a disgusted face?

by an expansive new section

my friend also loves tacky chocolate hearts and stuffed animals with the words stomachs!

minutes passing around dogs

holding roses and unicorns came up with the idea that we should collect a group infatuated with the materi Day as we were, and make a stuffed animals and candy. Maybe without friendship or real, deep connection, the

What to know about Negative Home Equity

Don’t let the headlines scare you


Home equity has been a hot topic in real estate news lately. And if you’ve been following along, you may have heard there’s a growing number of homeowners with negative headlines scare you. don’t give you all the in formation you really need to understand what’s hap pening and at what scale. Let’s break down what’s really happening. That way, you’ll have the context you need to understand the big picture.

Headlines Focus on bers and Fail to Convey the

One piece of news circu lating focuses on the percent age of homes purchased in water. The term underwater refers to a scenario where the homeowner owes more on the loan than the house is worth. This was a huge issue when the housing market

Media coverage right now is based loosely on a

tacky stuff would simply something to throw away before the short month of February is over and the memory to it all that made it, well, not so tacky. We can do this to so many things in our lives.

Not even the tacky, but the mundane, the easily forgotten things. A rock on the beach, a cheap candle that won’t last long but smells so pungent of chai you know they will love it, or a hilarious and random card you give to friend when no holiday or birth day is in sight.

real connection in the smallest and silliest of things. And as many have said before, it is the inten tion that matters.

that source says this:

“Of all homes purchased ally underwater and nearly 40% have less than 10% eq uity stakes in their home.”

This report is talking about homes purchased in mention that timeframe or provide the context about was for the housing market. ciation soared.

Homeowners who bought their last year at the peak or those who paid more than market value are more likely to fall into the cat egory of being marginally underwater. The media isn’t necessarily including this in their coverage.

So, what does that mean?

ber, owning a home is a

headlines focus on the

providing the full context.

Typically, the longer you stay in your home, the more equity you gain as you pay down your loan and as home prices appreciate. With recent market con ditions, you may not have right away if you owned the

Bottom Line

As with everything,

knowing the context is questions about real estate headlines or about how much equity you have in your home, let’s connect.

Let’s connect so I can help you strategize to achieve your dream of homeownership this season. Questions about buying or selling a home in Beaverton? Contact Donna Meeuwsen at 503.583.3200 or email

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Fr ien ds a r e the Friends are fa m ily yo u choose family you



What is the rule of thirds? Create visually striking shots


Whetheryou’ve en photography classes or are planning to improve your photography skills on your own, it’s important to master the Rule of Thirds. As one of sons in photo composition, understanding this technique is an essential part of your are some helpful insights to get you started.

Understanding the Rule of Thirds in Photography

According to the rule of thirds, a photographer should view their image as

a grid broken into thirds with nine squares total. With this grid in mind, you can these invisible lines or at points where they intersect. The practice works well for landscape images, as well as images where one


Why Should You Use It?

along these grid lines cre ates a point of interest in a shot. Since the human eye is naturally guided to these points rather than the center of an image, the rule helps photographers create a more balanced, visually wstunning photo. This allows a viewer

you’ve captured.

How Does the Rule of Thirds Apply to Editing?

apply when you’re taking photos, but when you’re ed iting them as well. Since edit ing approaches like refram ing and cropping can easily

along your invisible grid, it’s important to keep the Rule of Thirds in mind before you hit the save button. Likewise, an older shot you captured that didn’t follow the Rule of Thirds can be experimented

Do Photographers Always Have to Follow the Rule of Thirds?

#ChesswithCoachLarry Holding a chess tourney over holidays is not easy But volunteers get things done

Now that the hubbub of the holidays is behind us, we have a moment to get done? We had school plays, church programs, sporting events and other unteers! Parents, Teachers, students, friends and oth ers pitched in and worked together and made events happen.

A good example was the chess tournament that Holy Trinity Catholic School held over the Christmas break. They had no idea how to organize or conduct a chess tournament, but they knew enough to ask me for help.

enlist a registered tourna ment director (David Mur rules and regulations of the tournament.

To help with the plan ning and operation, the call went out to the parents to volunteer, and many stepped forward. Some knew nothing about chess but still wanted to help.

out, posted information on the web, got trophies, bought snacks for the

concession stand, arranged playing rooms and set up chess boards. This is what needs to be done before the tournament even starts.

During the tournament we had to make sure each player got to the right board and got all their questions answered. As the games ended, we kept track

The best part about rules is that they are made to be broken. Once a novice photographer masters the Rule of Thirds in their early photography classes, they are in a better place to make a purposeful decision and break the rule. Doing so can result in some visu ally striking shots that you may never have thought to capture before.

Have questions? Get in touch directly with this camera store by calling one of the following numbers:

•Portland: (503) 227-3456

•Beaverton: (503) 639-5088

Have more questions? Schedule a 1-on-1 in-person photo class at the Shutterbug (1 hr for $45) online or in-store! Need to rent a camera? Give us a call for availability at (503) 639-5088.

of the results so we could do the player pairings for the next round.

At the end we gave out trophies to the winners. There were winners and losers. Laughter and crying from the players. Many said they were looking forward to the next tourna ment. Success!

following volunteers who made the tournament hap ny Richardson. Maureen Caldwell, Danny Mamchik and Thu Mai. Thu’s son

helped and played in the tournament too.

Principal Ashley Sheri dan was the driving force working to make the chess tournament a success. There’s no substitute for a

forget to thank the volun teers who get things done behind her.

If you would like more information or a flyer, please contact Coach Larry (

Chess lessons make a great Christmas gift. If you have a child or grandchild interested in chess and would like one-on-one private lessons, please contact Coach Larry (

Chess Lessons

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After a brief conversation about the car, we were able to

help her in certain situations.

to stretch her dollars as far as she could knowing the Hybrid MPG in city driving.

backed her car out of the garage it died and would not move. With only 13k miles on the car, she was confused, but glad the car was still in her driveway. No matter what she did, the vehicle would not move. That is when she called me.

and take a look at her Prius as she was pretty concerned and

to gather what she needed and then we went back to her home

to diagnose the car’s issue and found the Hybrid batteries had car with ridiculously low miles, however the Hybrid batteries er and the gasoline part of the operate the vehicle.

cost of the hybrid batteries along with everything else that accompanies that have certainly gone up in price. Just before battery replacement was around

After calling more than one Toyota dealership, we were astonished to discover that parts, labor, and disposal of the old Hybrid batteries

she insisted on factory genu ine parts for her car.

Toyota only warrants the Hybrid batteries for 10 years

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car thinking it would be her last vehicle, use a lot less fuel and reduce her monthly bills by cutting costs. Since her income

Important African Americans in Oregon history

Who will follow in their footsteps?

This month marks the American woman elected to Oregon’s Senate. She advocated for such issues as education and mental health. Her achievements, as well as those of other Oregon, have impacted Or important to take the time to acknowledge her and accomplishments that have paved the way for greater diversity in government representation.

Oregon’s government, the

to the Oregon State Legis lature, belongs to Margaret Louise Carter, who was born in Louisiana during the Great Depression and

She earned a degree in ed ucation from Portland State elected to the Oregon State Legislature, representing

northeast Portland. While in that position, she helped to pass legislation estab

Jr.’s birthday as a holiday in Oregon and supporting the Oregon workforce, among other things.

to be elected to an Oregon

Hill, who was born in Geor

His actions in reorganizing the treasury earned him respect from both political

of the numerous African American activists and trail have impacted Oregon’s

hybrid batteries for her car and she was able to work out a payment plan with the deal loaded the car on my trailer and hauled it to the dealership. To their credit, the dealership did back on the road.

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history. The reverberations of their accomplishments will be felt long into the future in the form of both

and in the opportunities, they have opened up for un derrepresented and minority populations.

them and all the others like them, as well as everyone who seeks to follow in their footsteps, by learn ing about and respecting the challenges they faced they held and the role they played in shaping Oregon as it is today.

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Beaverton School District begins using renewable diesel in school buses

A fossil-free alternative

Ttrict announced Wednes day that it has stopped using its school buses and has instead switched to renewable diesel.

school district in Oregon with students a day.



“Reducing harmful emis sions and improving the wel fare of our students is one of our top priorities,” says Craig

renewable diesel along with renewable propane and the

expansion of electric school buses rounds out our strategy for improving the ride experi ence for our students, reduc ing our carbon footprint and propelling us to the forefront of environmental leadership in Oregon student transportation.”

Renewable diesel is a agricultural waste like vegeta

cleaner than regular diesel, reducing carbon emissions. The district says it will also improve mileage and reduce

maintenance and maintenance costs for buses.

They said the transition to renewable diesel will require no physical changes to the buses, and although the cost of renewable diesel is currently higher, it is expected to drop long run. For

Beaverton parents race against clock to find treatment for rare genetic disorder


Pham loves knock ing down blocks and playing with his older sister Jordan.

glance is he’s dealing with a rare genetic disorder called day life challenging for him and his parents Linda and Tommy Pham.

“He can’t walk, he can’t talk, he can’t sit, he barely has any head control, so we care fed, so, stomach fed. We feed him around the clock,” Linda said.

and knew they had to do something to help their son and other kids suffering from diagnosed with this have short lifespans.

“That day was the darkest

day of my life. Darkest. The fact that there was, what we read, no cure, no nothing, broke our hearts,” Linda said.

Since then, they’ve created the Raiden Science Foundation to raise awareness and money

research, doctors’ appointments

have time to sit back and take a break,” Tommy said.

“We’re going to do what ever we can for our son. For

what’s next for him? What if want anyone else to go through what we’ve gone through. For

ever it takes even if it helps one kid, if it’s too late for my son or not,” Linda said.

Dr. Ruth Napier is an as ing big strides in developing a sity of Massachusetts and other research groups.

“We at RSF (Raiden Sci ence Foundation) are funding

that treatment will be given to children that will actually give

the central nervous system, what the disease affects, and ultimately restores their health, that’s what we’re hoping,” Napier said.

This research gives the Phams hope when they need it most.

literally it’s becoming reality,”

Tommy said. At Sunday’s Trailblaz er’s game, the Phams will be featured during halftime to raise awareness about the disorder. Fans can either donate or pledge a donation based on

Fans can pledge here or donate to their foundation, Raiden Science Foundation. For more local news, visit

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Black History is Our History

Advocating for BIPOC AHistory


Month in the county, and state in the roles played in systematic racial oppression and exclusion.

that was incorporated into state policy to prevent black people

ing to settle in Oregon would be publicly whipped with repeated every six months until they departed.

abolished slavery in the state, it came with a policy stipulation that would ban black people from legal residence in the state. They weren’t allowed to own real estate, engender contracts, vote, or use the legal system. These laws elucidat ed that Oregon was a hostile

plating a move west and served

Capital Improvement Program

Projects at a Glance

n an effort to keep the public struction going on around the list will continue to be updat ed. This list highlights some of all construction. The items in this list, often referred to as construction, including road improvement and enhancements, expanded water and wastewater ments within city parks, and construction of city buildings.

Sexton Mountain Pump Station Upgrade Phase 2

•Currently working on Phase

• Sexton Mountain Pump Station building have been ongoing. This includes work on the pumps, pump motor starters and controls, electri cal, building architecture, and roof improvements.

is occurring throughout the site. Aquifer Storage and

• complete.

Aquifer Storage and Recovery Well No. 5 (ASR5)

• complete.

• completed by March.

To learn more about this project: www.BeavertonOregon. gov/ASR5.

Allen Boulevard/92nd Avenue Shared Use Path

•Roundabout and path con struction complete.

•New signal poles and Amer icans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps at SW Allen

Road are anticipated to be complete by March.

To learn more, please visit SharedUsePath.

traditionally black neighbor hoods in Portland continued as surgence of urban living. This pushed many black people to

to advocate for representation district.

as an effective deterrent.

in less conspicuous but equally damaging institutional poli cies in the housing, banking, and law enforcement sectors. While even a synopsis of the cruelty displayed towards black people during this era would be perfunctory, it is important

The history of exclusion and racial discrimination in Oregon cannot be forgotten, whitewashed, or trivialized as irrelevant to the current times. As the nation reckons with its an important role in telling the stories of marginalized communities, integrating their culture into the rich tapestry of our community, and creating incentivized opportunities for move into our city.

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” —Nelson Mandela In Community, ~

Beaverton Downtown Association

The Beaverton Downtown Association is currently recruiting a Design Committee Chair and a Youth Chair. Want to get involved? Check out

Laurelwood Avenue Sidewalk Project

• acquisition complete.

To learn more about this project, visit

Laurelwood Avenue

Sidewalk Project

•Final design and right of way acquisition complete. Sign up for project updates at Laurelwood.

Cooper Mountain Reservoir #2 and Associated Improvements Project

•The Cooper Mountain complete. Finishing touches on landscaping, fencing, and clean up were completed in November.

•At the Cooper Mountain site, there is an ongoing

between the city and Tu

the construction of an intertie between the two water providers. This will allow drinking water to be transmitted between the two systems during an emergen cy. From this high elevation location, water can reach almost any location in both systems. The city’s portion installation of approximately piping and an intertie valve vault. The city’s portion of ect will take place entirely within city property.

• prestressed concrete reservoir into operation in February operational, the old reservoir

so improvements could be made to the tank, including installation of a mixing system inside the tank, and completing seismic upgrades to its inlet and outlet piping. and operational.

building is not yet equipped with pumps. Pumps will be installed pending devel opment of the surrounding service area.

•All other structures are complete.

To learn more about this project, visit the website

To learn more about the various projects, visit

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Wester n Avenue Western Sexton Mou nta in Mountain Pu mp Stat ion Pump Station Allen & 92n d St. 92nd Coo per Mou nta in Cooper Mountain Reservoir

February 10th, Beaverton History Day

The makings of a city Tincorporation

began in the valleys of the Ohio, Mississippi, and Missouri Rivers with the great Settlers came overland via wagon train or around Cape Horn by ship where they established farms amid dense forests and open prairies.

County was renamed Washington cused on building homesteads and entrepreneurs competed to build a west side railroad, creating openings for trade and transporta

Joshua Welch and other prominent businessmen and speculators, fore shipping point and terminal, laid out city blocks and lots. On wife Adline traveled in a horse and buggy to the county courthouse in

pass before the hamlet became a municipality.

residents built one commercial building, a combination general ed on Farmington Road and Angel Street.

steaders were in no hurry to form another layer of governance; others feared higher taxes and loss of land because of development.

attempt to annex a portion of eastern Washington County into

Multnomah County.

blacksmith, train depot, Grange Hall, and weekly newspaper. The Plummer commercial fruit and vegetable dryer was running full a steam whistle that gave the “quiet village” a “business air”.

by William Plummer, it quickly crops by utilizing moveable trays and hot air.

The prosperous little town had several churches, fraternal orga sawmill, doctor, mercantiles, drainage district, and merchants selling hoop poles destined for San Francisco (Hoop poles were straight, long pieces of wood cut from oak or hazel saplings used staves). Most farmers saw no advantage to city control.

Shopkeepers, however, be lieved incorporation would better

serve residents by improving streets and sidewalks and cre ating an orderly, regulated, and progressive place. After a few years of arguing, business owners and farmers agreed to put aside unclear who initiated the effort that Silas Durham was serving his second term representing District

Legislative Assembly of state government when he presented incorporation.

On January 10, the Tualatin on the bill on the 30th, and eleven new city was born with a popula


Beaverton High grad has scholarship created in her memory Anna passed away in a sledding accident


Anna Peterson had recently graduat School and was studying happened. While Anna’s loved ones said they are heartbroken over what happened, they wanted to do something to keep her spirit shining bright.

Those who knew Anna Peterson best said she touched many lives.

“Anna was a gift from heaven,” John Peterson, Anna’s father, said. spoke with describes her family members, to friends, to coaches, and teachers.

“[She] wanted to make the people around her

better,” John said.

“Had these golden curls for her hair and she always had a bright smile,” Joseph Peterson, Anna’s brother, said.

“Really made it her mis sion to make people feel so loved,” Skylar Teixeira, Anna’s best friend, said.

“She was always the first person to say hi,” Jane Christensen, Anna’s friend and lacrosse team mate, said.

“Great athlete, really wanted to learn, always asking questions,” Am ber Christensen, Anna’s

lacrosse Coach, said.

fell, she would help them up,” Amanda Neff, Anna’s ski coach, said.

ing, Anna was one of the teacher, said.

“The warmth of a star.

nie Heaton, Anna’s high school guidance counselor, said.

“She cared about others and was selfless,” Anne

principal, said.

verton High School nearly at the top of her class, Anna was a freshman at called nutrition science, because it has all the same science requirements as a said.

She passed away in a tragic sledding accident on family is in the process of setting up a scholarship in her name at the Oregon Community Foundation.

“The name of the fund is called the Anna Ruby Joy Peterson Let Your Light So Shine Fund,” John said.

Her family said one of her many dreams was to study abroad to further research, so they hope to help others achieve their goals.

light shining,” John said.

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If you think it’s a heart attack... Call 911 right away!

During American Heart Fire & Rescue invites you to the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and the importance the event you or someone near by experiences symptoms.

arrest that strikes suddenly and includes a loss of conscious ness, a heart attack can develop slow enough that you’re not aware you’re having a medi cal emergency. A heart attack that brings oxygen to the heart muscle is severely reduced or cut off completely.

Symptoms typically include:

•Chest discomfort in the

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center of the chest that lasts for more than a few minutes or goes away and uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness, or pain.

• such as pain or discom fort in one or both arms, stomach.

•Shortness of breath before, during, or after other discomforts.

•Other signs, includ ing breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea, or lightheadedness.

The most common heart attack symptom for wom en and men is chest pain or discomfort. However, women are more likely to experience

Fent anyl Fentanyl

local overdose deaths related to fentanyl. Among the vic tims, a teenager.

eryone in our community needs to be aware of the threat fentanyl poses. Parents need to speak

with their children about how dangerous this drug is and how easy it is to disguise in common ly used pills and street drugs. Seven deaths, yes, but there were also many more overdos es where a person was treated fentanyl could kill them.”

other symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea or pressure in the lower chest or upper abdomen, dizziness, fainting, or extreme fatigue.

deteriorate with each passing minute you delay medical treat ment. Don’t ignore your symp toms, and don’t drive yourself to the hospital.

didn’t want to bother anyone.”

are here for you. Our highly can diagnose a heart attack and start treatment right away. information to the hospital, enabling its staff to activate special heart teams and prepare for your arrival.

A heart attack can cause sudden cardiac arrest when the

What is fentanyl?

• fentanyl is a deadly synthetic opioid which is being pressed into fake pills or left as a powder for drug dealers to mix into street drugs like heroin, cocaine, meth, and MDMA (ecstasy/molly), to drive addiction.

•Synthetic fentanyl is made more potent than heroin.

• are making fentanyl and pressing it into fake pills made to look like Oxy all®, and other common pharmaceuticals.

heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. Sudden cardiac arrest leads to death when the heart stops working properly. This can be reversed if CPR is performed and a de heart and restore a normal heart rhythm.

Studies show that CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest patient’s chance of survival.

Your assistance in per crews arrive can make a differ

push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the disco song “Stayin’ Alive.”

For more information on this topic, visit

•Due to the unregulated nature of production, there is no way of knowing how much fentanyl is in each illegally produced pill. One pill can kill.

What is a lethal dose of fentanyl? Only two milligrams, which is depicted in the picture next to a penny.

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Our Town: New recycling program offers way to recycle more items at home Building a Better Beaverton

a program for apartments by the end of this year.

Learn more about Recy

Ra new, optional sub scription service available to residential garbage and re cycling collection customers

Recycle+ collects four clamshells, and compact addition to these four items, the program will collect other items for recycling or reuse several times through out the year.

This new program offers

community members the ability to recycle items that can’t go into the mixed recy cling bins. This is possible because customers sepa rate them into appropriate

categories and set them out for pickup in a designated purple bin.

participating, simply contact your garbage and recycling

Our County: New reduced rate program

Now available for garbage and recycling services

Community members in un incorporated Washington County who live at or below

household of four – can have their garbage and recycling

lon per week garbage and month, thanks to a new reduced rate program.

The Washington County sioners approved the reduced applies only to those who pay their garbage and recycling company directly for service. program was able to be im plemented with no increase to ratepayers.

a universal rate decrease, the County opted to implement a reduced rate program for & Recycling manager. “This

allows the rates for most cus tomers to remain constant and the system to fund the reduced come community members a tial services instead of margin ally lowering rates across the entire customer base.”

The program’s eligibility re quirements match those of sev eral other assistance programs for energy and nutritional support, making the screening and eligibility review process free and reduced lunch pro gram, they will qualify for the garbage and recycling reduced rate program.

Washington County is part nering with Community Action to make the application process easy for community members.

in person or request an applica tion by mail.

FREE Battery Recycling

Put your batteries in a on top of your glass in your small, red, glass recycling bin on your recycling day. have ends taped.

To learn more and access the application, visit https://www. reduced-rate-program.

For more information about garbage and recycling in Washington County, visit

company. While the program is not yet available to com munity members living in apartments, work is under way to make it available to everyone and hope to have

Learn more at

City Manager’s Message

Welcome to 2023!

am for the year ahead. We

tinuation of great things.

Our new community vision livable, connected, accessible, safe, and sustainable. Thank you for helping us identify the values most important to com munity members and opportu nities for improvement.

Now, we get to work making sure our priorities and plans meet these ambitious community expectations.

ued progress around climate action goals, infrastructure improvements, and respon

the ways we will make this happen.

ton, it has been amazing to see how much work is under way. Check out our annual report for key highlights and

including opening the Patri cia Reser Center for the Arts, hosting dozens of community and library events, launching

lection of books, making our sidewalks more accessible, ity at the core of all we do—to

dents, businesses, city leaders, community organizations, volunteers, city staff, and others who have partnered during the past year to make this a reality.

Here’s to health and happi

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One of those programs is Ageless Grace®, which works both the brain and body to stimulate cognitive health as well as physical health. It’s a dynamic class with music and camaraderie!

Throughout February, we’re hosting free Ageless Grace® classes right here at our community, and you’re invited to join us and take part in this enjoyable, challenging program. Ageless Grace® is performed seated, so it’s perfect for almost every ability level.

Make sure to join us for fun and fitness with Ageless Grace®!

Traffic Q&A:

With the Beaverton Police Department

Q: The other day I saw a car get stuck in the intersection when the light turned red. He couldn’t go forward because the traffic was backed up so he backed up instead. When is it legal to drive backwards on a city road?

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ANSWER: You actually witness two separate violations in this one event. First, according to ORS 811.290 (Obstructing Cross Traffic), a vehicle may not “enter the intersection or marked crosswalk when there is not sufficient space on the other side of the intersection or marked crosswalk to accommodate the vehicle without obstructing the passage of other vehicles or pedestrians.” Secondly, ORS 811.480 (Illegal Backing) prohibits “back[ing] a vehicle the person is driving when it is not safe to do so or when it causes interference with other traffic…” While there is some subjectivity in the Illegal Backing statute, it is difficult to argue that driving in reverse – when all of the other traffic on the road is going forward – does not interfere with other traffic or is safe. Ultimately, had the driver not committed the violation of Obstructing Cross Traffic, he wouldn’t have needed to drive in reverse in the first place.

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VivaVillage Monthly Calendar

Aging is a team sport, join us!


Activities (open to all) RSVP recommended, 503-746-5082

Women’s Coffee February 1, at Jim & Patty’s Coffee, 4130

Age Cafe Cafe February 3, 11 am–

Small group conversations exploring topics of interest to older adults. Stay and mingle

Registration optional. Contact information

Online Viva Village 101 Online Viva 101 February 11, 10–11:30 am.

A fun and informational

prospective members and/or link


Viva Village Forum Viva Forum February

of The Portland Storytellers’ Guild will inspire and entertain us with fun, informative, and delightful stories. He will also share storytelling techniques and guidelines. Refreshments


Men’s Coffee Break Men’s Break

Online Viva Village Book Online Viva Book Club pm. Selected book: Horse by

Zoom link

Activities for Members and Volunteers (RSVP to or call 503-746-5082)

Online Tai Chi Classes

am. Learn Tai Chi technique

Zoom link

Viva Village Nature Viva Nature Walk

Commonwealth Lake Park. Park near the corner of SW Dellwood Avenue and SW

Online Mindfulness Classes

Learn how befriending your inner critic can help you live

McJacobs will focus on an Other series throughout the year will have a different focus.

Online Women’s Coffee

Join members and volunteers for a morning of coffee and

Zoom link

Dine Around Beaverton and Beyond and 1 pm. Red Lobster, 10330 SW Greenberg Road. Tigard

Square Mall). Join members and volunteers for lunch and conversation. Participants must

Life Stories

about his epic hike along the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

Online Living Solo Online Solo February 16, 4 pm. Share ideas and insights about solo living.

Online Movie Discussion Movie Discussion Group calendar ( for

Explore Tualatin Valley: Things to Do This Month

February if for wine lovers


Make time this February to discover the variety of things to do and places to visit

Black History Month

Month and events are planned throughout the region to celebrate African American excellence.

Show your support at these local Black-owned businesses:

•Abbey Creek Winery (31441 NW Commercial St., North Plains) was winery, and owner/wine

shares his passion for wine in every bottle he crafts.

•Mamancy Tea & Chocolate

Owner Anne Johnson, who grew up drinking tea in ceremony, sells curated teas and chocolates made with ingredients from all over the world.

• Jacobson Street, Hillsboro)

and was recently sold to two of its employees—

the area—who continue to operate this popular,

Local Craft Breweries to Discover

service offered by Washington the Zoom link and more information

Thursday Evening Social Group Social

Limited seating Fun with Games Fun with February

fun afternoon playing the old favorite Rummikub or learning a new card game, Swoop! game players.

hitter in the local craft beer scene. The best way to ex plore this growing beer desti nation is with the new Tuala Passport. This new program

earn points for prizes. Learn more at

Zwickelmania is back! Celebrate Oregon craft beer when breweries invite the behind the scenes, February for more information.

Hillsbrew Fest returns Conference Center in Hills

of independent craft brew ers from around the state showcasing their beers. This event is brought to you by the people created the wildly

for more information.

February is for Wine Lovers

wineries for its 11th anniver than a dozen participating offering special wine releases, for more information.

Throughout the month (and all year long) wine lovers can explore the estate wineries and tasting rooms of more than 30 local wineries and discover more than just Pinot Noir. Learn more about Tualatin Valley’s wineries by visiting

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To learn more about Viva Village and/or see the full calendar of Viva Village events, go to
Join us!

Art speaks where words are unable to explain


Save the Date for Spring Registration!


Plan your spring activities early and reserve your spot!

Calling all Coaches – all Coaches –leagues are needed to volunteer. Give back to your community and inspire youth by creating a positive environment that

• and Summer for grades

• Splash for Life: for Life: Please help us get children back in the pool. Donate to the Tualatin Hills Park Foun dation’s Splash for Life fund

consider donating at www.

FREE Screening of Buffalo FREE of Buffalo Soldiers- Fighting on Two us on Wednesday, February

Home Rec Center is hosting a history of African American Soldiers, through a multitude

of diverse perspectives.

Winter Fitness in the Park: in Park: The Winter Fitness in the Park schedule is available at www. classes are available every week in park now through

Ridgewood Park Dog Park Run Coming Soon: Run Soon: THPRD is working to install dog run at Ridgewood Park. We are completing the design and permitting process. Construction is anticipated in

Beaverton Creek Trail

Earns Metro Funding: Earns Metro Metro approved more than engineering, permitting, and construction of the future trail.

street trail from the Westside Trail to SW Hocken Ave through a mixed commercial and residential neighborhood in

Lifeguarding and Junior and Junior Guard Classes continue

through the Winter and Spring: Classes focus on developing swimming skills to help participants meet the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training course prerequisites and improve stroke technique. The camp and class introduce participants to lifesaving here:

Nature Center: The Tualatin Hills Nature Center is now 4:00 pm, and Saturday, 10:00 Visit

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Beaverton Farmers Market | Returns February 4, 2023


The Village Gallery of Arts

Learn, Create, Share!


Featured Artist: Jeannine

Bamberg Jeannine has indulged her passion for creating with acrylics on canvas as well as on coaster and trivet sets. Fascinated with using a variety of techniques, she is able to achieve special effects resulting in whimsical, dramatic, and intriguing pieces. This piece has two titles depending on how you look at it: “Translucent turn it upside down).

Big & Bold Artist: & Bold Artist: Aurora countries around the world will celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year created an abstract reminiscent of Chinese knots, which are given as charms symbolizing luck, and lanterns, symbolizing a wish for prosperity and a brighter future.

featu red a rt ist featured artist jea n n ine b a mberg jeannine bamberg

February Reception:

refreshments while taking in the new show!

DIY Valentines!

we will open our classroom from like to come and create a special valentine for that special someone! All supplies provided on site.

Classes and Workshops

Children’s art classes art for

limits are strictly adhered to due to the wide range of students.

l ight & longev i t y light longevity

Au ror a Ol i va Aurora Oliva

include: Woven Hearts, Painted Rocks, Colored Tissue & Marker Landscapes, Sketchbooks.

Cell Phonography from Cell from So-so to So Fabulous! to with

Face masks optional. Truly phonography has become an art form of its own! This class will explore tools in your camera that you probably didn’t even

focus, exposure, burst mode, white balance, and the timer. We will also cover photography basics like composition and

Chinese brus h brush

lighting. You’ll even learn how charged cell phone or tablet.

Introduction to Copperplate Introduction to Calligraphy with Susan Pfahl.

max 6 students. Historically, as the ability to ended pens were replaced with metal pointed nibs. These are still used for formal documents and invitations. Copperplate is the predecessor of the cursive handwriting most of us learned in grade school. We will work to become comfortable handling the pen, then take on the alphabet, small and large letters,

numbers and punctuation. We Supply list online.

Introduction to Meticulous to (Gongbi) Gongbi is a careful realist technique in Chinese painting, the opposite of the interpretive and freely expressive xieyi (freestyle) style. The name

the basic techniques and give individual instruction and tips. Supply list online.

Online Registration or class details, visit:

The Village Gallery of Arts is located at 1060 NW Saltzman, Portland. Open Tuesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm.

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Library Programs in and Around Beaverton


Beaverton City Library

When in Doubt... Go to the Library!

503-644-2197, 12375 SW 5th St. All library events are free and open to anyone. When applicable and for virtual classes, find the Zoom link or the registration link for each event in the web calendar:

Citizenship Class Class

Practice for the Civics Test at your

Mission: Citizen (MissionCitizen. class.

One Book, One Beaverton:

Join us at The Reser for the

Dawnie Walton, author of “The Final Revival of Opal & Nev.”

We invite you to stay after the talk to get your book signed and Complimentary tickets are available at

Memory Cafe Cafe

us for this gathering for people with memory loss and their family caregivers. Registration required; email familycaregiversupport@

Speed Book Dating at Book at Murray Scholls Scholls

Find a new love... in a new book! Take your time to explore books of all genres and go home with a list of new books to read.

Ask A Law Librarian A

Washington County will assist with legal reference questions and offer legal referrals to the public.

For All Ages at BCL Main

English Conversation Hour Conversation Hour

For Kids

at BCL Main Lovey Babies Dance Party Babies Dance

Dance to your favorite love songs you love!

Sunday Family Matinee: Matinee: “Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile;”

auditorium to watch popular family movies on the big screen for free!

For Teens at BCL Main Practice ACT Test Test.

required. Take a practice ACT test to prepare for the real thing!

Proctored by Huntington Learning Center. Register online at https://

Young Willamette Writers Willamette Writers

Author Chat: Jennifer Perrine

Join Young Willamette Writers for tips on writing by author Jennifer Perrine. Jennifer is a creative writer, teacher, and writing coach. Get ideas for improving your writing! Attend in person or register for a Zoom link. Register org/Register.

For All Ages at BCL Murray Scholls

Draw Your Day Draw Your sketching activities every month!

For Kids at BCL Murray Scholls

Friday Art Fun at 4 Art Fun at 4

Join us as we learn about art and make beautiful creations. Featuring a new artist each week!

Maker Monday Maker

Aloha Community Library Association

all of your legal ties to your former spouse are completely cut and there

program, we will discuss what estate planning documents may need to be looked at and the reasons for doing so. Join online at

17455 SW Farmington Rd, Suite 26A 503-259-0185, Become an ACLA member! All library events are free and open to anyone. No library card required.

Family Storytime:

program for all ages with stories, songs, and rhymes geared toward getting kids hooked on reading from an early age. Come read, sing, dance, and play with us in person – we cannot wait to see you in the library again! Masks are optional but appreciated. Social distancing practices will be recognized for the safety of all.

Drop-In Tech Help: Tech Fridays @

Whether you’re a beginner trying or a more experienced user looking to troubleshoot an issue with your computer or assemble a custom PC build, we’re here to help! Drop in please bring it with you.

Online Programs

Pajama Storytime: Fridays @ No need to leave home! Wear your an Jesse online. We’ll say hello to our friend Narwhal, read and sing together, and practice our colors. Join us online via Zoom at

Aloha Library Book Club: Aloha Book Club:

Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries

Minecraft Papercraft & Minecraft & Sticker Craft Tuesday, February

Craft your favorite mobs and monsters, while supplies last.


Family Storytime Tuesdays

Join us for stories, rhymes, songs and movement! Space is very limit ed; we appreciate families choosing only one storytime per week.

Twos Together Twos

Join us for songs, rhymes, and stories perfect for active toddlers. Learn and move with your child.

Fun for Ones Fun 1080 NW Saltzman Rd., Cedar Mill (503-644-0043 ) & 15325 NW Central Drive Suite J-8 in Bethany (503-6177323). Offering events and programs online, social media and zoom. Find event calendars, storytime schedules, enews and more online.

Events for Multiple Age Groups

Your Money and Your Your and Your Future: Financial Tips from Ages

Learn how to minimize your fraud risk with insurance. Find out what insurance covers and how to avoid scams. Registration Required. Learn more at

Trapped in the Upside in the Down:

Join us for songs, rhymes, stories and movement while making new friends!

Preschool Storytime Preschool

with books, music and rhymes that focus on developing skills needed to get ready to read. Grownups are encouraged to participate alongside the kids.


Share songs, rhymes, stories, and playtime while learning about early literacy skills and socializing in a supportive environment.

Teens & Tweens

Teen Crafternoon: Hydro Teen Crafternoon: Hydro Dipped Mugs Friday, February

For Teens at BCL Murray Scholls

Teen LGBTQ+ Book Club: “Legendborn”

For teens who identify as

title is “Legendborn” by Tracy Deonn, which is also an Oregon

Children’s Room for a free copy (while supplies last)

Our next book club selection is A Allende! This novel begins in and goes on to span decades and complexities of belonging, and the resilience of the human heart. (The book after that, which we will chat Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie.) Join our lively discussion online at

Estate Planning After Estate After Divorce:

Today almost half of all marriages end in divorce. Once your divorce

Can you decipher Will’s messages

Down? Registration Required.

Your Money and Your Your and Your Future: Financial Tips from Ages

Discover how your money can work for you to build wealth. Learn about compound interest, long term savings, risk tolerance and fees. Registration Required.


Grab and Go Crafts and Friday, Pick up craft bags to take home, while supplies last.

Heart Handprint Tree Craft Heart Tree Craft handprint tree, while supplies last.

Come learn about hydro dipping and create your own unique design on a mug. Registration Required. Learn more at

Trapped in the Upside in the Down:

Can you decipher Will’s messages Down? Registration Required. Junkyard Wars: Shark Tank Junkyard Wars: Shark Tank Edition

30 minutes to create and sell your invention to our panel of “inves tors.” Test your brains, teamwork, time management and bravery in our Junkyard Wars: Shark Tank have limited time to pick out your

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market it to our panel of “investors”. Participants work together in teams of four.

Adults Spanish Conversation Conversation Hour

Want to practice your Spanish with other language learners? Join us for a Spanish language conversation hour every second Wednesday of the at the Cedar Mill Library. The con versation hour is not an instructional course but rather a great opportunity to chat and improve your Spanish language skills through facilitated conversation. Learn more at Cedar

Second Edition Resale Edition

savings! Look for colored tags to

All proceeds from purchases and item donations support our Community Libraries. Store Hours

• theme

Medicare 101 101

Join Michelle Hernandez from Health Plans in Oregon as she goes over the basics of Medicare, what parts are right for you, and how to enroll. There will be plenty of time for questions at the end. Learn more

Tech Open Lab Tech Lab

Get started with basic computer skills and practice with devices like laptops, tablets and cellphones.

Garden of Eatin’ Eatin’

Learn steps that you can take now to ensure that your vegetable garden will be a success this summer. This talk will provide tips regarding soil, fertilizer, transplants from seed, Master Gardeners. Registration Required.

This IS Kalapuyan Land This IS Land

Steph Littlebird will present her culture. Littlebird is an artist, cura tor, writer, and a registered member of Oregon’s Grand Ronde Confeder ated Tribes. Registration Required.

• theme

Library Book Sale Book Sale The titles at great prices waiting to be the libraries.

Garden Home Community Library 503-245-9932, 7475 SW Oleson Rd. Garden Home Community Library is open Monday - Saturday, 10-6, Saturday, 10-3.

Family Events: Family Storytime

Join Garden Home Library for storytime! Our storytime books and activities are ideal for kids

Together, we will read, write, strengthen the skills that we use when we read.

The Book Cor ner Corner New & Improve New & Improved for 2023 d

We are excited to welcome customers to our newly opened non-fiction room. We’ve added many new categories for you to explore, including

•New Age,




•Reference and Writing,

•Parenting and Education,


•and more!

We’re open Tuesday-Friday 11-5 and Saturday, 9-3. We hope to see you soon!”

February Craft Kits: D I Y

February Craft Kits: D.I.Y. Sticker Bookmarks

30 crafters to drop by the library

contains enough supplies to design at least four bookmarks, so you can share them with your favorite readers. Fun for all ages!

• Silent Dance Party Silent Dance Tuesday,

for a fun silent dance party with disco lights! All ages and family friendly.

Events for Adults:

Nerd Night: Trivia for Nerd Trivia for Adults

6:30 pm. Zoom meeting – Register

Test your wits at our monthly Trivia Night. Play solo or with

We tend to include some hard questions, so teams with varied knowledge/interests are recommended. See how much you know about the four themed sets of questions. Points awarded to those with the highest and lowest number of correct answers; these can be used toward a future trivia night.

Garden Home Book Group Discussion Discussion

Discussion: Tuesday, February 14

person – no registration necessary

Groff’s Fates and Furies. Marrying in a glamorous whirlwind amid predictions of future greatness, Lotto and Mathilde are shaped throughout a subsequent shared decade by complications, secrets and powerful creative drives. Ask in library for copies.

SYNOPSIS: Broadway Rose Theater’s 2023 Season of Fresh Possibilities comprises six inspiring musicals of hope and perseverance. In each production, you’ll find stories and music to stir your heart and ignite your spirit. Come along and see what fresh possibilities await you! Season tickets and single tickets are now on sale. For a full listing of show performances or to order season tickets visit, call 503.620.5262, or visit the box office at 12850 SW Grant Ave., Tigard.

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2022 Da nce of thr ee n at ions Dance three nations by Brian Jim

Tatum is a 6th grade super student Learning to stick with it Tatum’s

Word Puzzle Contest!


middle name is yl. She shares this name with person to cross the Atlantic accomplishment.

“She was smart, courageous, and a talented pilot with a knack for writing. She valued her mind and pushed boundaries not only for women, but also for the entire aviation community,” says Like her role model, Tatum also aims to push boundaries and inspire those around her.

For Tatum, it all started with education and knowledge. From an early age she learned that these would be the key to her success. After enrolling in

discovered a love for learning and continued grasping on to new lessons.

“Having this passion for learning instilled in me at a young age has helped me succeed in all of my classes

plan to accomplish in life,” says Tatum. She has hopes to one day become an engineer, author, or a podcast host – or maybe even all three! Tatum is eager to put to work her math, reading and writing skills that she was able to strengthen during her time in

As a rising trailblazer like

her role model, Tatum is mak ing remarkable strides towards reaching all her goals. She was recognized for her efforts and ence. “One of my goals was to reach J by 6th grade, something proud of myself for this.”

the alumni’s experiences with much sticking with it can help, and how people will appreciate all the hard work you put into the program,” says Tatum. What is Kumon? Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading program.

Now Accepting New Students! Call (503) 639-7219 or visit us at https:// 12325 SW Horizon Blvd, Beaverton

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